2C/3A Hair Help Cruncy Hair/confused about products!!
I've been researching my hair for months and I am just as confused (if not more so than when I started researching). I believe my hair is 2c/3a but it is hard to tell because there are a lot of pictures people use that show celebrities with heat-produced curls and not natural curls to show curl patterns. I have some loose S shaped curls, but I also have very tight spiral curls as well. (all of these are underneath my hair) It is odd because the parts of my hair that have these spiral curls only have spirals on the top half of the hair strands but the bottom of the same strand leveling out to a straighter wave. If that makes sense.. Anyways. I feel like I have tried sooo many products and I just haven't really found anything I like so far. I can't tell if my hair is high or low porosity either. I do know that it is course. I have learned that my hair DOES NOT like butters (especially shea butter) it weighs my hair down and feels very greasy. This also goes for oils, I can not wash them out of my hair without a sulfate. That being said.. I have been using DevaCurl No-Poo and One Condition. My hair DOES like those products. I have also been using L.A Looks Styling gel, Herbal Essence Set Me Up Hair Gel, Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Cream with Grape Seed oil. Now, this has been leaving my hair soooo crunchy. I even tried the tresemme flawless curls gel but felt like this was the culprit to the crunchy hair so I switched it out for the Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Gel.. to no avail.<br>HOWEVER. Today, I had a small breakthrough which confused me even more.. I did my weekly wash with DevaCurl No Poo and One Condition. I then turned the to very hot and soaked it thoroughly then immediately applied "Hi*PRO*PAC Extremely Damaged Hair Repair Intense Protein Treatment.. left it on about for 30 minutes. Rinsed it out with cold water, then added a little bit of DC One condition as a leave in.. while my hair was soaking wet I added Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curly Defining Cream, L.A Looks styling Gel, and the HE Set Me Up gel spray before Plopping.. and to my surprise.. my hair is not crunchy at all. It is soft and bouncy which has never happened before. Obviously the hair treatment played a role in this.. but thats not something I do everyday. How can I keep my hair like this on refresher days when I am just using those same products? I am worried they will go back to being crunchy. PS, my hair has also been falling out in CLUMPS and my scalp is a little itchy today <br><br><br>